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NZ Kindergartens pays tribute to an inspirational leader

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4 November 2012

New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) pays tribute to an inspirational leader

“A passionate advocate for the rights of children and families, Marie Bell was a truly inspirational woman” said New Zealand Kindergartens Chief Executive Clare Wells.

Dr Marie Bell, passed away in Wellington yesterday (3 November 2012) “Marie was a tireless advocate for children, and for parent’s to be supported and empowered as parents.” said Clare Wells. “Marie established Matauranga School in Wellington in the 1960’s, which was run as a parent co-operative and for over 50 years, Marie worked as a volunteer for Parents Centres.”

Marie was a lecturer at Wellington Teachers College in 1960s and 70’s. “Marie influenced the teaching practice of hundreds of kindergarten teachers. She believed in children learning through free play and parent’s involvement in their children’s learning.” said Clare Wells.

“Marie’s remarkable contribution to education will be her enduring legacy. Her strong sense of social justice and belief that it is the right of every child to be supported and given the opportunity to reach her or his potential, underpinned her work in education” said Clare Wells.

“Graduating with a PHd in her 80’s, is testimony to Marie’s energy and passion for learning. She had a keen interest in politics and policy, was generous with her time, and had a wonderful sense of humour. Marie was a truly remarkable woman and we are all the more rich for having known and worked with her.” Clare Wells said. We convey our deepest sympathy to Marie’s family and friends at this time.

ENDS

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